|Destination Innovation - Episode 2 - SOFIA|
Destination Innovation is a new series that explores the research, science and other projects underway at the NASA Ames Research Center.Episode 2 focuses on the SOFIA Mission, an airborne telescope that uses infrared astronomy to peer deeper into the Universe than ever before.SOFIA, or the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, is NASA's highly-modified Boeing 747SP aircraft with a 100-inch (2.5 meter) diameter mirror installed at the rear of the aircraft...
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|SOFIA Flying Telescope Visits NASA Ames|
The Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) landed at NASA's Ames Research Center for tours by NASA employees, members of the media and the general public. Housing a 17-ton telescope assembly, the highly modified Boeing 747SP aircraft is the largest flying telescope in the world. More than 6500 people visited SOFIA during her visit.For more information about SOFIA, please visit http://www.nasa.gov/sofia
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|NASA Ames Launches Planet-Finding Tweetup|
On Feb. 11, 2011, NASA Ames hosted more than 55 Twitter followers or "tweeps" from 18 states and 5 countries to learn about the Center's research activities. Recent planetary discoveries by the Kepler mission and science flights by NASA's SOFIA aircraft were two featured topics of discussion.The "tweeps" toured several facilities at Ames, including the Kepler labs, where mission data is analyzed; the Vertical Motion Simulator, the world's largest motion-based flight simulator; Future Flight Cent...
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